DUI: Kyle Thompson crashes car into utility pole, tells police he “just saw the pole and hit it”

DUI: Kyle Thompson crashes car into utility pole, tells police he “just saw the pole and hit it”

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36-year-old Kyle William Thompson crashed his car into a utility pole near The Temple on Harding Pike late March 26th. When officers arrived, they observed that the pole was split in half and that the vehicle had sustained significant damage. Bystanders pointed at Thompson, sitting in an embankment beside a tree without shoes. Officers approached him, during which they noticed he reeked of alcohol, showing signs of intoxication. While in the NFD ambulance, he said, “Just saw the pole and hit it.” Thompson added that he was driving from his Bellevue apartment to pick up a friend from the bar. Thompson admitted to drinking two Budweiser Beers about an hour and a half before driving. He consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and refused to provide a chemical sample after being explained implied consent. Thompson was taken into custody for driving under the influence and implied consent.

Kyle William Thompson (MNPD)
Kyle William Thompson (MNPD)

Kyle William Thompson of Amberwood Circle in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 27th, charged with DUI and implied consent. He was released on his own recognizance.

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